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Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Last week, representatives from the Smart Columbus program unveiled plans to open the Smart Columbus Experience Center along the Scioto Mile this summer, showcasing the program’s tech-centric transportation initiatives. “Our future is going to be big in ways that have yet to be imagined,” stated Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “Technology and innovation in transportation will grow […]

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COTA Names Joanna Pinkerton as New CEO

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Names Joanna Pinkerton as New CEO

Following a seven month search process, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has announced its new CEO. Joanna Pinkerton, the chief operating officer of Transportation Research Center Inc., was unanimously approved for the position by COTA’s Board of Trustees today. “I am honored the Board of Trustees has selected me to lead COTA and build on the […]

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Off-Street Trail Planned for Franklinton, Souder Avenue Bridge

Brent Warren Brent Warren Off-Street Trail Planned for Franklinton, Souder Avenue Bridge

The City of Columbus is moving forward with plans for an off-street trail that would run north from the Mount Carmel campus in Franklinton to the Scioto River. The trail would then continue across the river on a new separated bike and pedestrian section of the Sounder Avenue bridge. The new connection is part of a […]

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Chicago to Columbus: Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Options to be Studied

Brent Warren Brent Warren Chicago to Columbus: Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Options to be Studied

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) announced a plan today to study “rapid-speed” transportation options linking Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago. That would include both high speed rail – which was first floated as an option in 2013 and for which some planning has already begun – and Hyperloop, the futuristic tube-based transport that has […]

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Bike Lanes Planned for Arcadia Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes Planned for Arcadia Avenue

New bike lanes will be part of a planned redesign of East Arcadia Avenue in Old North Columbus. The reconfiguring of the street is planned to coincide with a resurfacing that will occur later this year. For cyclists heading east, a new bike lane will be striped along the south side of the street, from […]

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Nonstop Flights from Columbus to Austin Added to Allegiant, Frontier Airlines

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Nonstop Flights from Columbus to Austin Added to Allegiant, Frontier Airlines

Columbus can now add Austin as yet another city offering nonstop flights to airline passengers. Allegiant will offer nonstop flights to the “Live Music Capital of the World” starting Feb. 16 from Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), while Frontier begins its service April 8 from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). With the new flights offered […]

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Interview: Shannon Hardin on Development, Transit & the Densification of Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Shannon Hardin on Development, Transit & the Densification of Columbus

A lot has happened in Columbus since Shannon Hardin was first appointed to City Council in October of 2014, especially in the transportation and urban development realm – the city won the Smart City challenge grant, new mixed-use projects have continued to pop up all throughout the central city, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority […]

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ALL THINGS BRUNCH FEST 2018!

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The biggest brunch festival in Columbus returns! Join us on Friday, April 20th for the ALL THINGS BRUNCH Festival and taste your way through the best sweet and savory brunch menus that Columbus has to offer! Limited tickets are available and are likely to sell out in advance:

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